In this episode, I am joined by Ergonaut Dr. Stephen Stockhausen PT, DPT, OCS to talk about the importance of ergonomic evaluations. We also discuss his previous career as a travel physical therapist. Steve shares his experience of paying off student debts and the challenges of working on the road with a family. He also provides advice for younger therapists interested in becoming travel physical therapists. And we also discuss his current position as a physical therapist on a reservation in Colorado working with the indigenous population. 

Show notes: 

[00:01:45] Traveling as a Physical Therapist. 

[00:05:15] Pros and cons of travel PT. 

[00:08:28] Working with indigenous communities. 

[00:10:45] Community healthcare benefits patients. 

[00:16:27] Autonomy for the Elderly 

[00:19:59] Working with Indigenous populations. 

[00:22:40] Ergonomic injuries cost billions. 

[00:28:17] Lean engineering perspective. 

[00:30:11] Ergonomics in the workplace. 

[00:35:00] Ergonomics in Concierge Medicine. 

[00:39:42] Autonomy for physical therapy patients. 

[00:41:57] Social Media for Physical Therapists.

More About Dr. Stockhausen: 

headshot of Dr. Stephen StockhausenDr. Stephen Stockhausen, PT, DPT is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Initially working in education, he soon transitioned to Physical Therapy, achieving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky.  As a therapist, he has extensive experience in orthopedics as well as home care.

Aside from helping patients, he has held a variety of leadership positions and serves as an advocate for small businesses as well as clinical and professional excellence amongst his peers. 

He launched in 2016 with his wife where they help guide fellow PTs through the ins and outs of the travel healthcare industry.  

Currently, he is a full-time clinician and also serves as the COO of Ergonauts Performance Technology, a technology-based start-up specializing in making ergonomics easy and accessible for everyone. 

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